EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: ANiMAL PETiTiONS CORNER by Alicia of WoodsEdge

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

ANiMAL PETiTiONS CORNER by Alicia of WoodsEdge

Presented by Alicia of WoodsEdge

1. Help African Lions Get Endangered Species Protection

The number of African lions in the wild has declined severely over the last 50 years and they continue to face threats from habitat loss and trophy hunters, with 60% of trophies imported into the U.S. Yet, they are the only big cat that is not protected under the Endangered Species Act, which would help them by placing controls on the import of trophies and ban the commercial trade in lion parts in the states. The government has opened a 60-day comment period regarding their listing. 

Please sign the petition urging the government to grant African lions endangered status. 

2. Tell Washington Not to Delist Any More Wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is deliberating the proposed removal of nearly all Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states - an act that wolf advocates are calling a potential "conservation nightmare." Doing so would hand management over to the states, and we've already watched that result in the killing of hundreds of wolves this season alone. 

Please sign the petition asking the Obama administration to ensure that wolves keep the federal protection that they clearly desperately need to recover. 

3. Tell Tufts Veterinary School Not to Support Declawing

The December issue of the Tufts-Cummings Veterinary School’s Catnip newsletter featured an article entitled “Curb Destructive Scratching,” which included a section on declawing as an option and called it a “relatively simple” procedure with “slight risks," despite the fact that it is not performed at Tufts and many animal advocates consider the practice cruel. 

Please send an email to Catnip’s editor-in-chief, Tufts-Cummings veterinary surgeon Dr. John Berg, asking him to publish a letter about why Tufts doesn't declaw with reasons about why it shouldn't be done. 

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